Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Lucy Ives will read from her debut novel Impossible Views of the World. A curator at Manhattan’s renowned Central Museum of Art encounters a mysterious map of a 19th century utopian settlement, which sends her on an all-consuming research mission that charts a course out of the chaos of her own life. “[An] intricate, darkly funny debut . . . it’s a smart novel brimming with ideas about love, art, personal agency, a lack thereof.” —The New York Times Book Review
Lucy Ives is the author of several books of poetry and short prose, including The Hermit and the novella nineties. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Lapham’s Quarterly, and at newyorker.com. For five years she was an editor with the online magazine Triple Canopy. A graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. She teaches at the Pratt Institute and is currently editing a collection of writings by the artist Madeline Gins.